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Cybersecurity Risk Management: Checklist to Mitigate Malicious Attacks

Enterprise Security Magazine | Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Every employee in the company must be aware of the potential for breaches and be mindful of the appropriate steps to take to avoid them. The responsibility for maintaining cybersecurity cannot be placed solely on the IT or security departments.

FREMONT, CA:As companies struggle to maintain regular operations, cybersecurity concerns are becoming more concerning. Cybercrime has increased by 600 percent as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to one research. The consequences of an assault have a significant effect on business goals. As attackers are drawn to weaknesses in the asset, improving the organization's protection will help create a stronger defense system. It is vital to have a successful risk management strategy in place for the company to combat malicious attacks. Follow this checklist to ensure successful cybersecurity risk control and protection against malicious attacks:

Recognize the Organization's Security Environment

The security team must have a good understanding of the organization's security environment. When a cyberattack occurs, a quick response is needed, and dealing with the threat can take longer if the security team lacks a clear understanding of the security architecture. It is critical to know and understand the organization's environment, from the position of servers and computers to the location of pathways leading to the fire escape, to respond quickly in the event of a security breach and limit further harm.

Create a Team

Putting together a cybersecurity team to deal with new security threats can be difficult. Since cybersecurity necessitates a dedicated full-time team, highly skilled personnel are more likely to be deployed. It is also a good idea to assemble cybersecurity teams from the company's core infrastructure. Rather than recruiting a professional worker from the outside, it is easier to improve an existing staff's expertise with work-related training and services. It not only provides the employee with additional credentials, but it also increases their efficiency, allowing them to do a better job.

Assign Responsibilities

Every employee in the company must be aware of the potential for breaches and be mindful of the appropriate steps to take to avoid them. The responsibility for maintaining cybersecurity cannot be placed solely on the IT or security departments. Other workers should be assigned appropriate duties and obligations to protect the company from human-related intrusions. Do not delegate all cybersecurity responsibilities to a single team. Provide policies and responsibilities to various teams and departments so that an optimal plan for determining which teams are responsible in the event of an intrusion can be devised. The more organized a team is, the quicker it can inform others for a faster response and recovery.

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